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3D PDF output from AutoCAD, Inventor or Revit.

A - answer There are several ways how to publish 3D PDF files from Inventor, AutoCAD, Revit or other CAD applications.

The easiest and cheapest one is the application Share3D by Quadrispace. This tool is available as an Inventor add-on (plugin), or you can use its direct support (import) of AutoCAD DWG models, Inventor IPT parts, IAM assemblies and 3D DWF models from Revit or other CAD applications. From all these models you can create appealing interactive 3D PDF files viewable in any Adobe PDF Reader (version 9 and higher).

See a sample Inventor model (3D PDF, 1.7MB) and Revit BIM model (3D PDF, 2.1MB) - both created in the trial version of Share3D.

See more information and prices at Share3D

Sample video:

Supported 3D CAD formats:
AutoCAD (.dwg, .dxf), Autodesk DWF (.dwf), Inventor (.ipt, .iam), 3D Studio (.3ds), SolidWorks (.asm, .prt, .sldasm, .sldprt), Google Sketchup (.skp), Rhino 4 (.3dm), STEP, IGES, STL, .obj

ACADInventorRevitADTCivilDWFDWG
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26.9.2011    15872×  

See also:
Tip 12297:Which CAD formats are supported in the Autodesk Manufacturing Data Exchange Utility?
Tip 12184:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2020 (import/export/AnyCAD).
Tip 11337:Convert 3D PDF files back to CAD models.
Tip 11113:3D PDF published from Inventor 2017 come out empty.
Tip 10938:The Publish property at View representations.


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